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Hank Hawes Found Guilty Of Stabbing Jennifer Wilson To Death

KILLER GETS LIFE IN PRISON … By FITSNEWS || A jury in Richland County, S.C. has found Hank Hawes guilty of the murder of his former lover – a case that gained statewide attention last week when one of the woman’s former boyfriends lunged at the now convicted killer in open…

KILLER GETS LIFE IN PRISON …

By FITSNEWS || A jury in Richland County, S.C. has found Hank Hawes guilty of the murder of his former lover – a case that gained statewide attention last week when one of the woman’s former boyfriends lunged at the now convicted killer in open court.

Hawes stabbed University of South Carolina professor Jennifer Wilson more than twenty times in her downtown Columbia, S.C. home in August 2011.

During testimony this week Hawes claimed he acted in self-defense – alleging Wilson had pulled a knife on him. He later claimed he did not remember stabbing her – owing to a wrist wound he self-inflicted in the aftermath of the attack.

He also at one point alleged the attack was a “psychotic episode” caused by an overdose of his adult hyperactivity disorder medication.

Hawes also claimed Wilson was a drug user, although a toxicology report after her death found no drugs in her system.

Text messages presented during the trial showed Wilson having broken off the relationship with Hawes – and Hawes attempting to reconcile.

“Can I stop by for a few minutes,” Hawes wrote in one message.

“No, we can talk on the phone,” Wilson responded.

In another exchange, Wilson asked Hawes for “time and space,” later adding prophetically “you’re killing me.”

Hawes, an insurance salesman, faces life in prison for his crime.  Prosecutors had wanted the death penalty.

Friends of Wilson were grateful for the verdict – but still mourned their loss.

“She was beautiful,” one told us. “What he did to her was (expletive deleted) horrendous.”

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27 comments

CorruptionInColumbia October 16, 2014 at 10:44 am

Why not the death penalty? How long till he can get out on parole or other early release mechanism? How long until he escapes?

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Guero October 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

They did not ask for the DP. Life in SC state prisons is a pine-box sentence. He’ll be in Lee Correctional for the next several decades until he dies.

Why don’t you fill us on how many people have escaped from maximum security at LCI? None? That’s right, so quit being a dumbarse and spreading ignorance on the internet.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Hey dumbass, it has happened before in other places and it can happen here. Ever hear of a “first time for everything”?

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Idiocracy October 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Liberals are always the first to call people names. Shameful.

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Steve October 16, 2014 at 4:48 pm

You should read conservatives comments on anything related to gays, guns, and God before you start talking about name calling. Idiot. (hypocrisy added intentionally)

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Idiocracy October 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

See, I called nobody a name, but another liberal just did. Such a loving accepting group.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Cause he’s white bro. You know the drill….

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CorruptionInColumbia October 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Yeah, but his victim was white. It is a known and provable fact that people who murder Blacks are far less likely to receive the death penalty than those who murder whites.

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Smirks October 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

Maybe to pass the time his cellmates can reenact the crime scene. He can play the victim this time.

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SC Political Digest October 16, 2014 at 11:24 am

Very elementary coverage. Simple-minded, to say the least.

SCPSD did a couple pieces on it. Still getting lots of hits. SCPSD deals more with the social aspects of an intelligent, accomplished woman, meeting a scum on a dating service website of all places. It also relates the connected- ADHD drugs, sex tapes and slime in the modern-day liberal village, Hillary told us we must embrace.

It’s becoming trite…but FITS swung and missed again..I’m afraid. But when you look at the intellect level of the majority of his readers, maybe he didn’t. My standards are just too high, I guess.

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Deo Vindice SC October 16, 2014 at 11:50 am

High enough to be considered ” Out of sight-Out of mind ” I would say.

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Smirks October 16, 2014 at 11:59 am

SCPSD did a couple pieces on it.

Very elementary coverage. Simple-minded, to say the least.

Sorry, part of your comment was out of order, so I fixed it.

Still getting lots of hits.

Keep telling yourself that.

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truthmonger October 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Never been a fan of “&^^*% ^&*&^*&^ &^&^*&^*^ %$#%$^” reporting…

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SC Is a Joke October 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Life in Prison is too easy …. the Death Penalty helps deter future killings by others. SC is a Joke. Managed just like the Ebola situation – by a bunch of clowns.

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Deo Vindice SC October 16, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Not clowns they are cool. Managed by Republicans, I think you mean.

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truthmonger October 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Funny thing is, the Death penalty actually costs more per inmate sentenced than life in prison. Go figure…

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Deo Vindice SC October 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm

So a 12 gauge reigns supreme.

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Selective prosecution October 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm

The DP requires premeditation. While it probably qualifies in that regard, the prosecutors could not risk losing the conviction considering the knife, etc.

If you want to make a case for the DP then look at the Brett Parker case. Where is he anyway? He doesn’t even show up in the inmates databases???????

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Brandon October 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

He is in Federal Custody

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Brandon October 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

You should do a little research before you post. The Death Penalty in fact is not a deterrent. Look it up states without the death penalty actually have lower murder rates than do states with the death penalty. Doesn’t sound like it deters killings to me.

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John October 16, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Insurance salesmen are the worst.

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Deo Vindice SC October 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

No the USA is the problem now Common sense is done in favor of profit.

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John October 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Deo, are you an insurance salesman? Did I step on your toes?

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Deo Vindice SC October 16, 2014 at 2:12 pm

No brother. Insurance is a company that takes as much money as possible and distributes as less as possible. Is this a new thing to you ?

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Mike Hawk October 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

White devil democrats are the worst.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 16, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Valid Reason to Oppose the Death Penalty:

Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins
If Pee Wee hadn’t been executed…he could make this guy a “radio” so they could talk to each other when locked away in their cells….

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counterfiet October 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

some inmate will tell him lay on his stomach…

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